All decked out in his big Mexican hat, with a can of beer in one hand and a rope attached to the back of the truck in the other, he slid along the surface of the road on a piece of cardboard, having a wonderful time... until the rope caught beneath the truck, and he was pulled under the wheels. As if becoming a human speed hump isn't amusing enough, the photo on the front page of the newspaper showed the body in a body bag -- with the Mexican hat beside it!
Major Tom illustrates the accident.
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JP says, "The Spring Nationals are a car show party, a show-off-your-burnout-skills weekend. I saw the whole thing happen from the sidewalk, and it was not pretty. Just to show how stupid this idiot REALLY was, earlier he was jumping in front of moving cars and attacking their windscreens with a water pistol. Dumbass."
John says, "I wish to correct a few mistakes in this story. The poor truck was not part of the Summer Nats event, he was just driving home and got caught up in the crowd. Our intrepid surfe from Cranbourne was not really surfing, he was hanging from the spare wheel carrier and fell under the wheels of the trailer when the driver (who did not know he was there) changed gears. Otherwise the story is pretty much true. Another interesting fact was that the trailer was empty, other wise he would have really been hurt. My info comes from eyewitnesses and emergency service personnel."
Nathan Scholz says, "This story is true. It was on the TV news. The cameras showed him just seconds before he died, and the immediate aftermath, but not the actual Darwin earning moment."